Scope and Responsibilities
An Authorised Entrant (AE) is a designated individual who has undergone specialized training to enter confined spaces for various purposes like tank cleaning, sewer and utility work, rescue operations, inspecting tanker trucks, and many more. On the other hand, the Entry Supervisor stations outside a confined space and monitors the Authorised Entrants.
Such confined spaces pose various hazards, such as lack of oxygen and toxic gases making it one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. That is why the AESP must have undergone training and passed the test or examination conducted by NIOSH or any other training provider recognized by DOSH.
There are many cases where businesses need AESP. From cleaning and installations to inspections and maintenance, AESPs are indispensable, especially in the manufacturing, construction, utilities, and petrochemical industries. These sectors often deal with equipment maintenance, inspections, repairs, and installations within confined spaces.
Some businesses decide to train their own Authorised Entrants while others outsource them. So here comes a question – should you train or outsource one?
When should businesses consider outsourcing an Authorized Entrant instead of training their personnel?
For businesses that rarely encounter confined space work, outsourcing can be more cost-effective and efficient than maintaining a dedicated in-house team. Training and maintaining a specialized team may not be justified for infrequent confined space projects.
However, even if your business constantly encounters confined space work, there can still be advantages to outsourcing Authorised Entrant and Standby Person (AESP). While maintaining an in-house confined space entry team may seem like the obvious choice, outsourcing can offer several benefits that contribute to overall efficiency, safety, and cost-effectiveness. Here are some advantages :
In summary, outsourcing AESP offers businesses with regular confined space work the advantages of specialized expertise, flexibility, cost savings, and risk mitigation. Careful consideration of the outsourcing provider and establishing clear communication and expectations can lead to a successful partnership that enhances the safety and efficiency of confined space entry operations.
With a proven track record of 10 years, Myda Safety & Risk has amassed invaluable experience in the field of confined space and tank cleaning. We have successfully managed and executed numerous confined space entry projects, demonstrating our expertise in handling diverse challenges with utmost professionalism.
Myda Safety & Risk’s commitment to excellence is further underscored by our certifications and recognitions from both public and private entities. We have undergone rigorous training and obtained the necessary qualifications to meet industry-specific standards. This ensures that our Authorised Entrant and Standby Person personnels are well-prepared to handle any confined space entry operation with proficiency and precision.